Post by Stacie Gauthier on Feb 4, 2023 21:32:25 GMT -7
[Original subject line: Introducing Marshall and Patrick] i.postimg.cc/HndzvQRF/dox.jpg
☆ 1 currently pain? Not Yet☐ reluctant to move much in crate, such as shift positions or slow, ginger movements
☐ shivering, trembling
☐ yelping when picked up or moved
☐ tight tense tummy
☐ can’t find a comfortable position, appears restless
☐ Arched back Yes ☐ head held high or nose to the ground
☐ Holding front or back leg flamingo style, not wanting to bear weight
☐ Not their normal, perky selves? Yes
Full pain relief is expected in1 hour and stays that way, dose to dose.
If not in control, your vet needs to know asap to adjust meds.
☆ 2 12 lbs
Age? 7 years
A. Please list the exact names of meds currently given, their doses in mg’s and times per day given.
B. 🔘 If on a steroid….what was the start date & dose?
Date of steroid taper?
🔘 OR.... date of a NSAID stop?
☆ 4 Marshall Dachshund.
☆ 5 Was the diagnosis IVDD. Yes
-- Is the vet a general DVM?
-- or a specialist surgeon: ACVIM neurology or ACVS ortho?
☆ 6 What was the date you saw the vet for CONSERVATIVE treatment? or date of SURGERY?Super tried and true tips for setting up the recovery suite, the mattress and more! —> dodgerslist.com/2020/05/14/strict-rest-recovery-process/
- no laps - no couches
- no baths - no sleeping with you
- no dragging or meandering at potty times.
- no PT - no chiro therapy
Why Chiropractic is not recommended for pain for an IVDD dog: dodgerslist.com/2020/04/22/chiropractic/
--SURGICAL dogs will follow surgeon's directives for rest & PT during post-op rest as the offending disc material was removed.
-- How many weeks did your surgeon direct for post-op rest?
-- What did your surgeon direct for clinic or at home PT?
☆ 7 Can your dog specifically sniff and squat and then release urine, which is bladder control?
— OR- do you find wet bedding or leaks on you when lifted, which are indication of an overflowing bladder and loss of bladder controOverflowing bladders need to be expressed to avoid UTIs.
Review video. Then get a hands-on-top-of-your-hands expressing lesson at the vet. dodgerslist.com/2020/05/05/bladder-bowel-care/
Dogs with BLADDER Carry to and from the recovery suite to the potty place and then allow a very few limited footsteps.
Using a sling (long winter scarf, ace bandage, belt) will save your back and help to keep a wobbly dog’s back aligned and butt from tipping over.
A harness and 6 foot leash is to control speed and keep footsteps to a minimum as you stand in one spot.
An ex-pen in the grass is an excellent alternative to minimizing footsteps, with the physical and visual to indicate there will be no sniff festing going on!
☆ 8 Currently can your dog wobbly walk? Move the legs at all? Or wag the tail when you specifically do some happy talk? Yes
Member since 2007: surgery, conservative . Montana, USA
Post by PaulaM on Feb 5, 2023 9:23:26 GMT -7
Welcome Stacie! We are glad you are here. Is there something in particular you are seeking a comment on for Marshal?
I looks as though you may not be reporting a current disc episode for Marshall??
--- Any owner suspicion of a new disc episode, the disc would be protected asap with limited movement in a recovery suite provides (8-panel ex-pen, wire crate, baby's Pack N Play) and then seen by a vet asap.
--- With a current diagnosis of a disc episode (accompanied by pain or any neuro diminishment) means the vet would likely Rx an anti-inflammatory, pain meds and an acid suppressor for the duration of the anti-inflammatory.
It would be helpful for our understanding about Marshal to use dates.-- What date did Marshall get a diagnosis for IVDD? Was the treatment a surgery or conservative treatment?
-- Is Patrick related to Marshall— a sibling, parent of Marshall?
It is not a bad idea to refresh ourselves time to time on the disease our dog was been born with (IVDD). A sharp mind about IVDD, helps us to recognize early signs, guide our dogs safely thru dentals, do regular nail trims for health, and more...
➤ 💊Medications used during a disc episode: dodgerslist.com/meds-used-during-disc-
➤ 💡What to expect for each phase of healing: dodgerslist.com/in-the-right-place
➤ Shortcut thru IVDD: dodgerslist.com/2020/06/26/time-and-ivdd/
➤ Living, loving and and having fun with our IVDD dogs: dodgerslist.com/living-with-ivdd-tips-2
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